HIV Is Not A Crime Position Paper

June 10, 2014

In 2014, YouthCO's staff, members and Board adopted a position paper formally opposing the criminalization of HIV non-disclosure. The position paper is available below.

As an organization focused on peer education and support around HIV and Hep C, YouthCO is strongly opposed to HIV criminalization. We call on Canada’s justice system to make evidence-based decisions around HIV and join us in working towards eliminating fear and stigma and supporting those living with HIV. The court must uphold the ideals of equality, human rights protection, nondiscrimination, and social justice and change the current HIV criminalization law to reflect current scientific evidence.